SHJ Airport


Since 1932, Sharjah Airport has provided a service for international and regional airlines flying to and from the United Arab Emirates. The emirate's first plane landed on the runway of the airport in 1932. After 45 years, Sharjah Airport opened and the business has expanded to become a modern international airport that hosts the largest aircraft in the world.
Sharjah Airport
Sharjah Airport. © / Depositphotos
International and regional airlines fly from Sharjah airport, which can reach the airport with ease thanks to its runway, the longest in the region at 4,060 meters with Cat II aircraft operating system capable of accommodating larger aircraft, such as the Airbus A380, which can land and take off at full capacity and load in different weather conditions. Over the years, Sharjah Airport has also become a major cargo hub for many international airlines.
Sharjah airport has been home to the Air Arabia base since 2011, the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa region. Air Arabia's hangar at Sharjah airport is used by the airline for technical support and aircraft maintenance checks, as well as maintenance services for other international airlines.
Sharjah Airport
Sharjah Airport. © / Depositphotos
For passengers, Sharjah Airport offers various services, restaurants, bars, airport shopping boutiques, prayer rooms, mosques, an airport hotel and lounge with private suites equipped with wireless Internet access and entertainment facilities. Sharjah Airport's premium lounge is open 24/7 and offers space to relax, work and an interactive play area for children.
Easily accessible from the Northern United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Airport is approximately 13 km from the Sharjah city center and a 20-minute drive from Dubai.
Management company: Sharjah Airport
Address: Aeroporto di Sharjah PO B. 8 Sharjah, Emirati Arabi Uniti 
Telephone: 00971 6 558 1111 
IATA code: SHJ
National code: AE
Text by Alisè Vitri
Avion Tourism Magazine
Photo for editorial use only: © / Depositphotos

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Sharjah Airport
Sharjah Airport. © / Depositphotos
Transportation to / from Sharjah Airport
For travel to or from Sharjah city, bus services are available to and from the airport. Additionally, Air Arabia provides buses to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah. Possibility to buy tickets online.
Sharjah Airport is located 13 km southeast of Sharjah and 15 km from Dubai city center, reachable within 20 minutes by car when there is no traffic. Route by car via Al Dhaid Rd / E88 / S128.
Car rental
You can rent a car inside Sharjah Airport. National and international car rental companies provide different types of cars including luxury SUVs. Car rental desks are available 24 hours a day and are located inside the airport in the Arrivals Terminal. Car rental companies at Sharjah Airport include: Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt as well as local car rental companies.
Taxis at Sharjah Airport offer transportation services between Sharjah city and the airport in both directions. Cars are also available for women, families and people with special needs.
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